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Alliance, Bailey-Matthews Museum seek art for H2O Exhibit

By Staff | Jul 30, 2020

The Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers, in partnership with the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum on Sanibel, is seeking artists to submit their work to an exhibition focused on water.

The call is open to all artists residing in Florida.

Water is the source of all life and has been an inspiration for artists, writers and philosophers around the world for thousands of years. This exhibition hopes to bring many interpretations and responses to our infinite individual and communal connections to water.

All entries must be submitted online no later than Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, at ArtInLee.org/H20Exhibit. All mediums will be considered, including sculpture, jewelry, painting (including oil, acrylic, collage, watercolor and mixed media), drawing, printmaking, photography, digital media, fiber or textiles, video and installation.

Prizes will be awarded including $1,000 cash for Best In Show, $250 for second place, $100 cash for third place and Juror’s Choice Award of $50. Artists may submit, 1, 2 or 3 artworks for consideration.

The juried exhibit will be on display from Feb. 9 through April 30, 2021, at the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, located at 3075 Sanibel Captiva Road Sanibel, FL 33957.

To download the full guidelines, learn more or submit artwork, please visit ArtInLee.org/H20Exhibit.

For additional questions, contact Alliance for the Arts gallery director Ehren Gerhard at exhibition@ artinlee.org or 239-939-2787.

About the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum

The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum is a natural history museum, and the only museum in the United States devoted solely to shells and mollusks. Its mission is to connect people to the natural world through their love of shells and the marvelous animals that create them. 

The museum uses its collections, programs, and expertise to inspire learning, support scientific research, and tell the story of mollusks and the ocean that they inhabit. 

There are more mollusks in the oceans than all marine mammals and fish species combined, and mollusks are becoming extinct faster than we can name them due to climate change, ocean acidification, and pollution.

About the Alliance for the Arts

The Alliance for the Arts is a nonprofit community visual and performing arts center located in the heart of Fort Myers, Florida. Since 1975, the Alliance has been committed to transforming lives and improving the community through the arts.

For additional information, please call 239-939-2787, please visit the Alliance at www.ArtInLee.org, or on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/ArtInLee.org),  Instagram (@AlliancefortheArts) or follow on Twitter (@ArtInLee).

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